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situation room" this week. >>> and a tense situation today along the india/pakistan border. at least one pakistani soldier has died in the conflict that's flared up in the kashmir region. i spoke to our produce anywhere pakistan earlier and she is saying that indian troops crossed into pakistani territory. >> as far as the pakistani military is concerned, they have reacted in the sense that they have obviously made this public. apparently according to a pakistani military official, the two countries have hot lines set up between them, that includes the military as well as the diplomatic officers and those conversations are expected to happen in the coming days. >>> the indian defense ministry says pakistani troops opened fire first on indian posts in the indian-controlled part of kashmir. >>> we know more now about the standoff yesterday at a home in aurora, colorado. two women and two men, including the alleged gunman died in the incident. police say a woman who escaped from the house told them she had seen three bodies inside. authorities also tried to subdue the suspect with tear gas.
on the disgrace, the fall of lance armstrong. >>> also following international stories. pakistan's government under fire on two fronts. first the supreme court ordered the arrest of the country's prime minister, number of officials over corruption allegations. the second, you've got protesters they have filled streets of the capital in islamabad. they are on the main boulevard leading up to the president's residence, the national assembly and the supreme court led by a muslim cleric, thousands of people are calling for pakistan's leaders to be thrown out in favor of a caretaker government. i want to bring in and get more from sima. if you could, explain to us why the unrest in pakistan now? why do they want the prime minister to step down? >> reporter: well, suzanne, this is an embattled government right now, seemingly out of nowhere the protests erupted the muslim cleric from canada returned to pakistan calling for a million man march and on the same day the supreme court, which had been looking into allegations of kickbacks regarding two years ago in 2011 now has ordered the government forc
, a different kind of mission? those who are in the pakistan, particularly the safe havens that are in pakistan, what kind of police will you have? thank you. >> the mission will be fundamentally different. just to repeat, our main reason should we have troops in afghanistan post 2014 at the invitation of the afghan government, will be to make sure that we are training, assisting and advising afghan security forces, who have now taken the lead for and are responsible for security throughout afghanistan, and an interest that the united states has, the very reason we went to afghanistan in the first place, and that is to make sure that al qaeda and its affiliates cannot launch an attack against the united states or other countries from afghan soil. we believe that we can achieve that mission in a way that is very different from the very active presence that we have had in afghanistan over the last 11 years. president karzai emphasized the strains that u.s. troop presences in afghan villages, for example, have created. well, that's not going to be a strain that exists if there is a follow-up opera
with mohammed more soint situation room this week. >>> a tense situation today along the bored we are pakistan and india. at least one pakistani soldier has died in the violence that flared up in the kashmir region. there are conflicting reports of the incident, with both sides blaming the other. i spoke to our producer in pakistan earlier. she reports that pakistan is saying that indian troops crossed into pakistani territory. >> as far as the pakistani military is concerned, they have reacted in the sense that they have obviously made this public, apparently according to a pakistani military official, the two countries have hard lines set up between them that includes the military as well as the diplomatic office and those conversations are expected to happen in the coming days. >> the indian defense minute stare says pakistani troops opened fire on the indian posts in the indian-controlled part of kashmir. >>> still to come, we expect to learn a lot more this week about last summer's mass shooting inside of the movie near the colorado. >>> and then later, my conversation with one of notre d
, pakistan certainly has taken out a whole codry of leadership. what we are seeing now are people who have migrated back to other parts of the world where they came from, primarily, who are, in effect, affiliates. part of the jihadist syndicate, like maghreb uses that name. the fact is, they are terrorists, they are extremists. they have designs on overthrowing existing governments, even these new islamist governments of controlling territory. so although there has been the decimation of core al qaeda in the afghanistan/pakistan region, we do have to contend with the wannabes and affiliates going forward. >> thank you, madam. >> thank you, mr. chairman and thank you, madam secretary for being here and it's great to see you today. you have been, i think, a real and dedicated public servant for this country and your travels around the world as many here have talked about it, the million miles that you have put on and all the countries you visited and i think you've been to many countries where they've never had a secretary of state and i've seen firsthand when i've been to many of these coun
in the head by taliban militants because she demanded equal education for girls in pakistan, here is better news. nearly three months later she is walking out of a hospital and looking healthy and happy. matthew chance has more in this report. >> reporter: holding the hand of a nurse, malala made her own way out of the hospital where she has been treated for her truittmatic injuries and managed to wave at staff as she was discharged. a hospital statement said she is a strong young woman and has worked hard with the people caring for her to make excellent progress in her recovery. doctors say she may benefit from being with her family but may need to be readmitted for reconstructive surgery on her skull. from the age of 11 malala has been an outspoken campaigner for female education in pakistan criticizing the taliban who ban schooling for girls. she was shot in the head and neck in october after her school bus was stopped by taliban gun men who demanded the other children identify her. the attack outraged pakistan provoking cause for a crack down on ilitants and made malala an international
died in that strike. it happened in pakistan's volatile tribal region in the province of south wazirstan. pakistani officials say the men were among 15 killed today in drone attacks. u.s. officials insists the use of unmanned aircraft with missiles is successful on to fight terrorist elements, but human rights groups says the number of civilians killed is too high. peter bergen joins us from washington. tell us about how the obama administration has relied on these drone strikes and what they've been able to accomplish. >> well, they've killed 37 leaders of al qaeda and the taliban, but they've also in the process killed hundreds of others. there's a controversy about how many civilians. i work at a foundation called the new america foundation where we track it carefully. we calculate there were five civilian deaths in 2012. that's not dissimilar to the accounts of other organizations that count these things. the civilian death toll has dropped remarkably in the last several years. in the 2004-2007 time frame it was about 60%. the reason is better intelligence, drones that fly
' education in her native pakistan. it is remarkable, though, and very heartwarming, isn't it, to see these images of malala, the 15-year-old girl, walking away almost unaided, holding the hand of a nurse, in the hospital. she even had the strength to wave to the staff that has been looking after her over the course of the past three months or so since she was evacuated from pakistan with the terrible head injuries. she's going to be located at her temporary home. her family have moved over from pakistan to birmingham in central england near to the hospital. she's going to be going back with her father and mother and two younger brothers. the doctors at the hospital say that will be best for her, but she'll still come back and forth from the hospital to get clinical treatment and she'll also have to be re-admitted according to the hospital as well for cranial reconstruction surgery. her skull was obviously smashed by the bullet that was fired into her head by the taliban gunmen back in october and she still has to undergo a lot of surgery to, you know, kind of make that damage good, s
and articulating for women to be educated all over pakistan. there's a problem with that. that's going to continue. she's gathered hundreds of thousands of people that signed petitions calling for her to be given the nobel peace prize. that's how much of an impact this girl has had around the world. >> what about the folks, the extremists who tried to kill her? were they ever caught? was anybody brought to justice? >> the pakistani authorities say that they've been rounding up the people they believe are responsible in terms of the trigger men. but the people who issued the ortds, the taliban leadership pakistan and afghanistan, obviously they haven't been brought to justice. what the taliban has said is that it will try again to kill mala malala because of her continued comments regarding educate. the death threat is not lifted. >> does she have security? are people trying to protect her and her family to make sure they don't get to her? >> i'm sure there are. they're not very visible, but the british security sfts is aware of the threat against her. there have been threats against her life and t
the program perhaps in yemen, pakistan and other hot areas? >> suzanne, as you know, the principle architect, arguably, in yemen. he has traveled to yemen several times since the christmas day attempt in yemen to bring down u.s. flight over detroit. in the foundation that i work, new america foundation, in addition to cnn, we track that and we find that pakistan is going down rather dramatically, compared to 2010. it's expanding rapidly in yemen. one strike two years ago and there were probably -- at least 46 in this past year. so, he has presided over this policy. surely, it will be a topic at his nomination, whether you think of it negatively or positively. >> do you think it will have an impact by people who say this is not the way of doing things, going to war and going after terrorists? >> i doubt it, suzanne. i think there's broad support for this in general in washington and in congress. dealing most directly with the drones is satisfied in her own mind and has said publicly that the drones don't kill a lot of civilians, there's a great deal of caretaken with this. bro broadly speakin
the last years we have become accustomed to operating in dangerous places, in pakistan, in iraq, excuse me, in afghanistan, and yemen and elsewhere. and we do, as by necessity, rely on security professionals to implement the protocols and procedures necessary to keep our people safe. and as i said in my opening statements, i have a lot of confidence in them because, you know, most of the time they get it right. but i was also engaged, and i think this is what deputy secretary byrnes was referring to, in the issues related to the deteriorating threat environment, particularly in libya, there were other places across the region, we were also watching, to try to see what we could do, to support the libyan government to improve the overall stability of their country, to deal with the many militias, we have many programs and actions that we were working on. i had a number of conversations with leading libyan officials. i went to libya in october of 2011, and in fact shortly before the attack on benghazi, we approved libya for substantial funding from a joint state dod account for border securit
, pakistan, vietnam. on and on. >> that earns one the platinum card when it comes to flying, i spoiz. they do talk about her, the hillary doctrine. and this great secretary of state, but what can she point to specifically as her accomplishments in that role? >> well, she promoted smart power, meaning after george w. bush and the iraq war sending troops abroad. finding other ways to achieve goals in the war on terror. she's largely been the voice of the women's movement around the world. talking about democracy and women's issues. she's beloved by feminists and holds a feminist role of global stature and i think most significantly in the end she is just very well liked by presidents and prime ministers and our own u.s. military. i mean, talk to the generals and talk to the admirals. they all have great respect for her. she has promoted the internet and facebook, twitter as tools in diplomacy and foreign policy making, probably more than any other person working in our government. >> sounds like a very modern secretary of state but does come at a price in benghazi and that hearing she had where
, mostly targeting leaders in pakistan. president obama took office and increased the number of targets and expanded the target into yemen why where al qaeda was planning attacks and into lawless somalia. they have been working together in the areas and over the next years, officials want to specifically grow the partnership between intel and special operations forces. >> it is central to our ability to solve our most pressing security challenges. >> perhaps the most pressing is a cyber attack that disrupts services across the states. >> these could be a signer pearl harbor and cause physical destruction and the loss of life. >> it may not be physical destruction, but fiscal. computers crashing and files erased and bank accounts cleaned out. experts say the obama administration needs to do more work to defend american companies. >> we need to worry about the terrorists becoming interested because it's not hard or the nation states that are less responsible. deciding it's time to play a little more aggressive. >> the president's former national security adviser said right now there is no
we see in pakistan and other places. also in north africa and yemen sometimes when they fire the missiles and take out targets from the air. these are going to be just for surveillance, out there gathering intelligence. the thing you are talking about in this neighborhood is it is hard to have human intelligence. the cia has a network of people that give them information. in this part of the world, in this neighborhood, they don't. they have little intel. the drones will be up there looking for movements of groups they are worried about. >> do we think there is significant numbers of al qaeda in niger? >> in the neighborhood. this is the concern in mali. what happened in the north when the al qaeda linked groups, the islamists came over to take over what was a separatist regime at the time and hijacked it, you have groups spread across this area that encompasses many countries. you can see they are starting to work together. that worries a lot of people. >> i don't know if you can answer this question. how much does this pose a direct threat to us here in the united states wh
. >>> as you drone attack killed 17 suspected militants in pakistan's tribal region today that strike near the afghan border injured three, according to intelligence sources. it follows two similar attacks last week, one of which killed a taliban commander. >>> 130 trained mountain rescuers are combing a five-mile area east of seattle. they are looking for this man, 29-year-old curt rupert of lake city, florida. he disappeared three days ago during a skydiving trip. friends say they last saw rupert jump when he -- rather when he jumped out of a helicopter above the cascade mountains. authorities still hoping to find him alive. they say his parachute may have snagged a tree on the way down. >>> and cnn has learned that tomorrow, president obama will announce chuck hagel as his nominee to be defense secretary. the former senator from nebraska is a vietnam war hero and served on capitol hill for more than a decade but his confirmation process isn't expected to be smooth. athena jones is at the white house and hagel, athena, has angered some lawmakers, many because of the positions he has take
leaders in pakistan. then, president obama took office and increased the number of targets. he expanded the program into yemen where al qaeda was planning attacks on the u.s. and into lawless somalia. the pentagon and cia have been working together in those areas and over the next four years official want to specifically grow the partnership between intel and special operations forces. >> the central to our ability to solve the most pressing national security challenges. >> reporter: perhaps the most pressing? a cyber attack that disrupts communication and transportation and vital services across multiple states. >> these kinds of attacks could be a sign of pearl harbor, an attack could tha would cause physical destruction and the loss of life. >> reporter: it may not even be fiscal destruction, but physical. the obama administration needs to do more work with the private sector. >> what we need to worry about are either the terrorists suddenly becoming interests because it's not that hard or some of the nation states that are less responsible, like iran deciding that it's time to play
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to securing our building and protecting our people. the state has this authority through afghanistan, pakistan, and iraq. we're also looking at where contracting may be appropriate for certain securitity related contacts. hiring equipment and diplomatic security personnel, and authorizing full funding for the embassy construction capital cost sharing program. it was created in the after math of the 1998 bombings that resulted in 224 deaths including 11 american citizens. the the first year, it funded the construction of 13 facilities, and nine in 2005. nearly every year since, fewer facilities have been built than in the previous year due to both funding decreases and the fact that the allocations have never been indexed. costs have riseen tremendously. the department estimate it's will be able to construct just three new facilities, spite the fact that there are a couple dozen posts that are high risk posts that need replacing right now. the lest sons are not about only adequately resourcing our relations. within the department itself, among all of the agencies engaged in international work,
constructive support from across the region including pakistan. we welcome recent steps that have been taken in that regard and we'll look for more tangible steps because a stable and secure afghanistan is in the interests not only the afghan people and the united states but of the entire region. and finally we reaffirmed the strategic part they are shnersh last year. this includes deepening ties of trade, commerce, strengthening institutions, development, education, and opportunities for all afghans. men and women, boys and girls. and this sends a clear message to afghans and to the regions as afghans stand up, they will not stand alone. the united states and the world stands with them. now, let me close by saying that this continues to be a very difficult mission. our forces continue to serve and make tremendous sacrifices every day. the afghan people make significant sacrifices every day. afghan forces still need to grow stronger. we remain vigilant against insider attacks. lasting peace and security will require governance and development that delivers for the afghan people. and an end t
drone warfare, as you point out, in pakistan, in yemen, in so many places that we don't really know about. what is the role of the cia, how is the cia partnering up with military troops around the world, where does it all really go from here? this gives them the real opportunity to get them in front of the public in front of tv cameras and ask him these questions, brooke. >> let me ask about chuck hagel. you have to deal with the looming spending cuts, which you know so intimately covering the pentagon for us. do we know where chuck hagel stands on the pentagon's budget specifically? >> well, he has long been an advocate of cutting military spending. he has spoken in the past often about the -- his belief there is bloat in the pentagon budget. so what are we looking at here? in the next couple of months, congress comes back, struggles with the budget, with the fiscal cliff, with the so-called sequestration, perhaps another $500 billion over 10 years in pentagon spending cuts. where will hagel come out on this? because he will be facing, of course, very tough -- very tough lobby by d
was in pakistan and afghanistan a few years ago and we were consulting over the phone. he played an instrumental role in working with president karzai at that time to accept the results of the election and to move forward. hi to call harry reid and ask harry not to schedule any votes so john could see that mission through. but that's what he does. he's a determined and effective representative of the united states, has been as a senator, will be as secretary. let me close by saying that leading our diplomats and development experts is a great honor and every day, as i testified yesterday, i've seen firsthand their skill, their bravery, unwavering commitment to our country. i've been proud to call them colleagues and to serve as secretary of state and i'm very pleased that john will be given the chance, subject to confirmation, to continue the work of a lifetime on behalf of our country. thank you. >> thank you, madam secretary. senator mccain? >> mr. chairman, i'm pleased to be here with secretary warren and secretary clinton to introduce and speak, say a few words about my friend, senator kerry
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